2014 edition

April 1/2 2014 – 5th Edition

La Grande Bouffe – Comenius Exchange Project

Special guest the KA Ekeren school, Antwerp, Belgium and for the second time the Study Hall School of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. Once again a very international edtion with a group of Afs-Intercultura foreign students too.

Pre-Festival activites – March 23/31 2014
An unusual way to visit the town through the sites of a famous Italian movie “La vita è bella” – “Life is beautiful”. They played games taken from some movie scenes inspiring a scavenger hunt – a good way to explore the narrow lanes of the old town of Arezzo.
Being food the theme the foreign and Italian students took part in a Master Chef like competition in which they had to prove their knowledge about the Italian cuisine and the ability to cook and serve some dishes.
A day Back to the Past in the Casentino valley captured by a Renaissance Italian style theatre along with a workshop about the Venetian Commedia dell’Arte, a visit throughout the castle of Earl Guidi in Poppi where Dante Alighieri spent some time and last but not the least a homemade lunch with some local products like crostini toscani, stuffed potato ravioli, cheese and desserts.
Two shooting days, one playing a remake of some scenes of “La vita è bella” and one videoclip recalling a famous 60s Italian song – Viva La Pappa al Pomodoro – which is also a traditional Tuscan dish.
Meanwhile Indians and Afsers were involved in a video making production filmed inside a school.
Dubbing and CinemìChallenge Game were part of the programme. Many more activities were offered to our guests in the evenings, Welcoming party, Speakeasy Road Show by Clive Griffiths and movie night.

April 1/2 2014
A selection of all the best videos produced in India, in Belgium and in Arezzo were shown to an audience and the Festival jury.
It all ended with a Gran Gala Award Night and a Farewell Buffet.